Saturday, May 23, 2009

She's growing up...

Wes took his little princess into Claire's where she had her ears pierced.

When she was a baby some people asked us whether we were going to pierce her ears. As her parents we wanted to wait and let her make that decision when she was ready. Six years later that time is here. Time sure does fly!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

No More Rain

The rain began sometime in March. It continued to rain through April and the first half of May. There were a few days in between the rain that we saw the sun. On those days we would try to get out, but usually it was too wet & muddy. Now that the rain has FINALLY stopped we are enjoying being outside and going to the park.

Katherine's last day of first grade is Thursday! Sebastian is as happy about school being out as Katherine. They are looking forward to being together, and I wonder how long the 'happiness of togetherness' will last!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Zoo Field Day

The 1st-4th grade students of Swink School took a field trip to the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas, on Wednesday. Sebastian and I took part in this adventure as well. We had a fun day!

Katherine took most of the pictures of the animals. She loved having my camera!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Shirley Ruth Whitaker Jentes

My mother influenced my life in many ways. She could say and do some of the funnest things. She could make me so mad and then have me on the floor laughing. She was my mother not my best friend, but as I became an adult we became friends too. She taught me how to be strong and independent through all things by having God's love. It was her prayers at night that taught me how to pray for my children. She wasn't perfect, but she was the best mom she could be to me and my brother and sister. We love her and miss her terribly, but we know she's in the presence of Our Father.

On this rainy mother's day I will enjoy hugs and kisses from my two precious kids while remembering my beautiful, loving, praying mother and all the many things I learned from her!